The auction barn area was packed once again Monday evening for the annual 4-H Livestock Auction at the Bond County Fair.
High bidders paid a total of $73,492.20 for animals and products sold by local 4-H members. That is $11,796 more than last year, but below the totals in 2016 and 2015. There were 88 lots sold this year, only 6 more than in 2017.
Megan Mollett sold her champion steer, Lane Mollett the champion barrow, Ella Kleiner the top meat goat wether, Peyten Suzuki the champion sheep wether, Morgan Wilderman the champion pen of rabbits, Grant Wilderman the champion pen of chickens and Kaleb Johnson the top milk basket.
The average price for steers was $2,944; for goats was $413, for sheep was $331, for barrows was $1,027; for poultry was $267, for rabbits was $406, and for dairy products was $355.